A few years back, I had people constantly harassing me through my phone, email, etc. It got serious and I called the police about it. They pretty much laughed in my face and that was it. Two years ago, I was being seriously threatened at random hours of the day and night by my psychotic landlady who had a key to my door. She would just bust into the apartment, yell at me, wave a knife at me, etc, for absolutely no reason. I couldn't sleep or work. I set up a simple device to warn me when the door was opening so I would be woken up, and I bunkered myself in the bedroom ready to fight back with a stool. I called the police, once during an incident. They told me unless she was physically attacking me at that moment they didn't give a fuck. Like I'm going to call 911 while she shanks me. Tonight at 2am, someone in an apartment above played music loud enough to shake our entire floor. I went and banged on their door and told them to turn it down. I almost got buzzed from the HEAVY pot smell coming from their doorway. Two minutes later they went ape-shit and ran in the corridors thumping on people's doors yelling threats. I called the cops. By that time they were prowling the corridors talking loudly about figuring out "where the fucker is". By the time the police arrived they were back in their apartment shaking the floors. The police knocked for more than five minutes before I even heard any sort of conversation. Plenty of time to hide the drugs and cover the smell. I called back using the local number this time, and they told me that 'nothing out of the ordinary' had happened. "Oh yeah, we checked it out. Everything was normal." Now I know they're going to find our apartment. I know they're going to try to beat the shit out of me next time they see my face. Thing is, I can't count on the fucking cops to do even the most basic function. I also know for a fact that if I try to defend myself anywhere outside this apartment, I'm the one they'll be after. It's really fucked up. I'd love to hear from anyone who's had similar experiences. I don't want to wait until they cut pieces of me off or worse until I can sue the department. I want a way to either get the cops to respond and do their fucking job, or a way to settle things otherwise. Anything legal would be great. If there are lawyers or law-oriented people out there, I live in Quebec, Canada.